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Ducab Group To Supply Cable Solutions To Al Dhafra, World’s Largest Solar Plant

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Ducab Group was awarded the engineering procurement and contracting (EPC) contract to supply as well as install 400 kV cables and other accessories to connect Al Dhafra (the largest solar power plant in the world in Abu Dhabi) with the Emirate’s Abu Dhabi Transmission and Despatch Company, TRANSCO transmission grid. This is through Ducab HV, the specialist division.

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The partnership includes testing and commissioning in order to achieve the highest standards of electric transmission.

Mohammad Almutawa, Ducab Group’s CEO, made the announcement at the 14th edition of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition, WETEX. Al Dhafra further proves the company’s engineering capabilities and technology in providing the best cabling solutions.

“Ducab now supplies cables for the three largest solar projects in the UAE. And, through our ongoing collaborations with different solar power projects, we continue to reflect on Ducab’s key role in supporting the UAE to overcome climate change and reduce carbon emissions, in line with the country’s ‘Energy Strategy 2050’ that aims to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050.”

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Al Dhafra is the latest major renewable energy project that Ducab, a UAE-based cabling company, has been awarded. Two of the most important solar projects worldwide, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park and Abu Dhabi’s Shams 1 Project, were supplied by Ducab’s custom-made SolarBICC cable.

Ducab is a champion for the “Made in the UAE” initiative. It not only provides solutions for leading power projects in the kingdom but also supports products and partners in auxiliary industries to increase the country’s industrial capabilities. Ducab collaborates with partners in the UAE’s industrial value chain including EGA, Borouge, and KIZAD. Many of its requirements are also sourced from UAE-based organizations.

Al Dhafra will use advanced bifacial panels to produce electricity. They can be used on both the front and the back of the solar panels. It will be able to supply electricity to Emirates Water and Electricity Company and have a capacity of up to 2 gigawatts. Al Dhafra, when fully operational, will be the leading single-site solar power station in the world. It will produce enough electricity to power approximately 160,000 homes and mitigate 2.4 million tonnes of CO2 each year.

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